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Tennessee Department of Health reports 183 new cases of Coronavirus in Tennessee, April 16th, 2020

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – On Thursday, April 16th, 2020, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 6,262 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Tennessee. That is an increase of 183 cases from Wednesday’s 6,079. There have been 141 deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

No new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in Montgomery County. The total number remains at 102. There has been two deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.

Montgomery County COVID-19 Status Report, April 16th, 2020

One additional case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been reported in Robertson County. The total is now at ninety five. One more case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been reported in Cheatham County. The total is now at twenty.

Two new cases have been reported in Dickson County. The total in Dickson County is thirty nine. There has been no new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) reported in Houston County. The total is four in Houston County. No new cases have been reported in Benton County. The total remains at four. No new cases have been reported in Carroll County. The total in Carroll County is thirteen.

There have been no new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) reported in Henry County. The total remains at eight. No additional cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in Stewart County. The total of cases for Stewart County is four.

One more case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been reported in Christian County Kentucky. The total is at seventy two. There have been three deaths in Christian County Kentucky due to the virus.

Nashville-Davidson County now has 1,307 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). There have been nineteen deaths in Davidson County due to the virus.

According to John Hopkins University there are now a total of 648,788 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States. That is an increase of 80,612 cases in 24 hours. There have now been 30,920 deaths in the United States connected to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Tennessee Confirmed Cases

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Case Management Protocol

  • TDH will post updated COVID-19 cases including county of residence by 2:00pm each day at www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.
  • The TDH State Public Health Laboratory is running COVID-19 testing seven days a week to assist public health authorities and health care workers in identifying cases and treating individuals.
  • TDH directly oversees 89 county health departments and serves as a partner organization to the six major metropolitan jurisdictions including:  Shelby, Madison, Davidson, Knox, Hamilton and Sullivan counties.

Recommended Precautions

Tennesseans are encouraged to take routine precautions used in guarding against respiratory viruses:     

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Stay away from people who are sick

 


COVID-19 Symptoms

Most patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have mild respiratory illness with fever, cough and shortness of breath. A smaller number of patients have severe symptoms requiring hospitalization.

COVID-19 Information Line

TDH has launched a Tennessee Coronavirus Public Information Line in partnership with the Tennessee Poison Center. The number is 877.857.2945 and is available daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm CT.

People with concerns about their health should contact their health care providers. TDH has additional information available at www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html

The CDC has updated information and guidance available online at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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